Iridium Communications Inc. has appointed Manjula Sriram as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). Reporting to Chief Financial Officer Tom Fitzpatrick, Sriram’s new role includes leading Iridium’s Information Technology (IT) organisation in implementing information systems that support both distributed and centralised business operations.
Sriram joins Iridium with more than 12 years of senior IT management experience. Prior to this, Sriram served as the vice president and CIO for The Joint Chiropractic, servicing approximately 700 standalone chiropractic offices. Sriram also worked as the Director of Customer Implementation & Support for Early Warning Service, a financial systems company, to provide risk management solutions over a diverse network of 2,300 financial institutions, government entities and payment companies.
Tom Fitzpatrick said: “Iridium is in a unique position of growth, which makes having the right leadership for ensuring secure information technology essential to supporting our expanding goals. We’re thrilled to have Manjula join us with a depth of knowledge and experience that makes her the ideal fit to strategise and direct all aspects of Iridium’s information technology infrastructure moving forward.”
As VP and CIO, Sriram will drive the strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, and coordination of Iridium’s technology roadmap and provide the vision and leadership necessary to drive the company’s IT infrastructure into the future. This includes overseeing the implementation, maintenance and compliance of the entire enterprise-wide technology, security, and billing systems.
Sriram added: “Iridium enjoys an enviable market position with an attractive growth trajectory, which is one of the many reasons I decided to join the company. Following the successful launch of Iridium’s second-generation constellation, the company is at an interesting juncture to grow, and there are countless opportunities for building Iridium’s assets, which start first with the right people and then the right technology.”
Sriram holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University and is currently working on a second master’s degree from Arizona State University in Cybersecurity Policy.